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About Us

The Virgin Racing Formula E Team is one of the founding and leading outfits in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – the electric street racing series and the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category.

Launching in 2014, the team was part of the series’ inaugural – and now historic opening race held in Beijing and has gone on to compete in every one of the 45 races to date. During that time, the outfit has scored more than 600 points making it the third highest points scorer of all time, and one of only two teams to have recorded victories in every season of Formula E.

Now with new majority shareholder Envision on board, together with the continued support of Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, the team’s commercial headquarters are based in London, whilst its operational arm is centred at new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park.

Overseeing the team’s operations is Managing Director Sylvain Filippi, who has been with the team since day one, together with Team Manager Leon Price and Technical Director Chris Gorne.

Now, after four successful seasons, the team prepares for the ‘watershed’ fifth season of Formula E which will see an all-new car introduced, together with brand new race tracks and begins on December 15 with a total of 13 races spanning 12 cities across four continents.

Executives

SYLVAIN FILIPPI

Managing Director - Virgin Racing

After obtaining a Masters degree in business, Sylvain swiftly moved into the automotive industry to pursue his passion for cars. Having worked for several major car manufacturers, the Frenchman began working with electric cars in 2007 and completely fell in love with them. Moving away from the manufacturing world, he then went on to set up the world’s first circuit race series for zero-emission electric vehicles – the EV Cup. With a strong belief in the uptake of EVs globally, Sylvain then moved to Formula E – joining the team from the very beginning. As a founding member, as well as an electric car owner, Sylvain is a strong advocate for EVs. Now in his fourth season with the team, Sylvain holds the role of Chief Operations Officer, where he has overall responsibility of all technical aspects of the race cars as well as the day-to-day running of the team as a whole.

LEON PRICE

Team & Sporting Manager - Virgin Racing

With 20 years’ experience, Leon has worked in practically all areas of motorsport. Starting out in the FIA GT Championship before moving on to the American Le Mans Series and the European Le Mans Series, he worked in Renault V6 as their No.1 mechanic, before entering GP2 (now FIA Formula 2) and the GP2 Asia Series as a Team Manager and Chief Mechanic. He then joined GP3 Series as Head of Operations before entering the world of Formula E, joining the team at the end of season one. His many years of experience have allowed him to have a strong leadership role within the race team, working with both mechanics and engineers, to ensure the smooth running of the team on and off track.

Chris Gorne

Technical Director – Virgin Racing

Working in close collaboration with Leon Price and Sylvain Filippi, Chris works as the team’s Technical Director heading up the engineers’ department. Educated at Coventry University, Chris boasts almost 30 years engineering experience in virtually every level of motorsport outside of Formula 1.
After working in the likes of Touring Cars, British F3, Formula Renault 3.5, GP2, Le Mans and sportscars, Chris joined the team in January 2016 having previously worked at another Formula E outfit. He is now an invaluable member of the team travelling to all races, as well as all simulator sessions, ensuring the smooth running of the team’s engineers, race strategy and driver performance. When he’s not working, he enjoys cycling, as well as spending time with his family.

Cameron Maultby

Chief Marketing Officer – Virgin Racing

As a founding member of the team, Cameron was also instrumental in its formation working alongside the then CEO and CTO to create the outfit. Born and raised in Australia, he graduated from the University of Queensland before moving to the UK, where he later set up his own sports marketing company called Heat.
As well as working for high profile companies such as Red Bull Racing, Cameron brings with him a wealth of experience and is currently responsible for the entire commercial operation at Virgin Racing covering sales and marketing, PR, events, design and brand.
Now based in Brighton, in his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

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